Vespers along the river
I've included three videos of nature scenes and some art as illustrations. It is difficult to maintain equanimity when discord and deceit comprise the information society offers for your consumption.
Information overload is a malady afflicting those in a society with 24 hour news outlets continually regurgitating the obscenity that is the Trump White House.
We really don't need it. I'm of the opinion that this continual onslaught promoted by our political hacks and the corporate press which panders this poison is not doing a positive service to the consumer. On the other hand I do think the 24 hour regurgitation of the same news is a feature in society which has a harmful effect on the mental and physical health of the consumer.
President Trump has disgraced the nation. From Pussy Grabber In Chief, to Liar in Chief, President Trump has sacked the values the nation had previously embraced. Traditional values such as honesty, virtue, compassion, liberty and justice for all are not to be found in the Trump White House. The 24 hour news stream reminds us that this is not the America of past generations.
It is situations like this when the insane and morally depraved have taken control of the government that the human spirit begins to ask itself questions it never before felt the need to ask:
"Is this mad man going to be the end of us all?"
"What does it mean?"
"What is going to come of this?"
"Will it ever be normal again?"
At times like this it is helpful to spend some time in silence contacting your inward self. In the silence you will find your answer. Do not ask anyone to give you an answer. Find your own answer. I attempt to remedy the harm done to my mind by contact with the news by spending time with nature. The natural world has its dangers but it is not diabolically creating ways to ruin your life the way the Republicans have been doing.
Lies and deceit are the currency of those in power. If they told you the truth about what plans they have for the future you would rise in revolt. So they lie, constantly, without shame or fear of consequences. The result is we end up with a man like Donald Trump as leader.
The Republican party has been working night and day for months to provide a worthless health insurance program for Americans. Can it be described in more blunt words than to portray the Republican Party and the Trump Administration as "anti-human"? John McCain gets all his medical bills paid by the government. Don't you deserve the same? Yes you do! Republican and probably most Democratic lawmakers don't think you should have the health insurance they take for granted as elites. Their response to the healthcare needs of the citizen represents an anti-human pro-business agenda on their part. The reader might ask him or herself if it makes sense to pledge allegiance to a government that thinks you're not worth keeping alive and healthy?
Spiritually I understand this all to be a tempest in a teapot, sound and fury not much at all. Not much at all because the spiritual perspective allows one to see we're gonna keep on truckin'. We will survive, even if we have to pass through the flames.
It's difficult for many to believe there is something more fundamental to our life than the present insanity created by Donald Trump and his associated fiends in the Republican and Democratic parties. But there is. It is the place from which we came and the place to which we will return. Donald Trump has no way of enforcing an executive order against the God of heaven, but I would expect him to try if God got in his face and said: as God is reported to have done to others.
For peace of mind limit the information you receive. A 24 hour input of fear and uncertainty will surely harm your soul. Spend portions of your time with yourself in solitude. Contact that still small voice inside of you which is occluded by the constant input of rotten information from the news outlets. When the human spirit is in desperate need solitude and prayer, or meditation, or just letting your heart express it's fears to the universe will open a door for you. But you need to give yourself an honest chance. Isn't it time to banish Babylon from your mind?